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THE BALL / APÉRITIF
by Wet Picnic
Lord Monte and Lady Moneta Gredus cordially invite you to their annual ‘Family Ball’. An extravagant and exciting evening of pomp and ceremony. But this year tragedy has struck as Lord Monte has suddenly passed away! The family are in mourning but The Ball must go on. The audience are invited to a party like no other, where preparation is key and the underlying story is as old as time...to get what you want, you have to play the game. Matches are made, families are aligned and the game is afoot. After all, when it comes to money...blood isn’t always thicker than water.
Taking an eccentric look at the themes of greed, power and family. The piece draws on influences such as Peter Greenaway, Matthew Bourne and The Adams Family, and uses Wet Picnic’s trademark style of audience interaction and eccentric play to create an extravagant night time experience.
GAME by Unstable King
Game is a comedy show about three friends who believe they are trapped in a game. Told through sketch inspired comedy, invented games, circus feats and Chuck Norris’s Martial Way™ the show is a playful journey about winning, losing and the discomfort of close range paint-ball gunfire. Inspired by the virtual worlds of computer games, the glory of Takeshi’s Castle and the inherent joy in winning it is a perfect nostalgia trip for the Nintendo 64 generation and a hilarious anti-Disney adventure for children. Featuring music by Bon Jovi, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kola Kid and the should have been massive martial arts rock band Dragon Sound.
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The Most Dangerous Cup Of Tea In The World by Tit for Tat
Meet Rick & Kevin, two contrasting oddballs drawn together by a most bizarre and dangerous passion for tea. They have concocted a recipe born from one belief; tea only tastes good if you almost die making it! Join them in a whirlwind escapade of laughter, skill, and storytelling as they make the most dangerous cup of tea in the world! A show with spectacular juggling displays, comical acrobatics, farcical play and general sillyness! Rick & Kevin have made each step of the tea making process as near-lethal as possible.
Using Circus, Farce, and Theatre, we look for the oddities within normality. Visually and physically exploring the extremes of complexity. Aiming to make our audiences hold their breath, choke on their expectations, and then laugh it all out... whilst hopefully experiencing something truly unique in the process!
This project began as comedic gentleman juggling duo 'Ryman & Lou' before exploding, sip by sip, into the tea-infused chaos of 'The Most Dangerous Cup Of Tea In The World' ...which has steadily and merrily corroded Kev's tongue around most parts of England and France.
Hatigue by Ryan Murphy
Hatigue is a short act featuring a sleep deprived juggler suffering from narcolepsy. Dragged on stage by whatever stage hands are... well, at hand... he is abruptly woken and told to perform. The would-be performer sluggishly dances amongst an array of headwear, his eyes daringly (or perhaps, unavoidably) half closed. Fluidity combats fatigue, and muscle memory goes to war with a teetering body on complete shut down.
Performed at cabarets and corporate venues, the act went through many changes since its initial recording.
JUGGLING ODDJECTIVE is an international project connecting Lecoq-trained Artists from England, Spain and France. The project looks at applying techniques of character, narrative, and theatrics in the creation of actions of Juggling and circus based skill display. Taking circus away from its usual sense of spectacle, and framing it within a body of logic that grows from the characters and scene - making each technical skill an organic integration of what is occurring on stage.
Filled with unusual juggling equipment, from ladders to entire bookshelves, the project uses themes of fiasco, chaos and accident to create a theatrical need for juggling. Drawing on different disciplines and creative styles to inform a creative process that can create and then portray this organic growth in a seamless manner.
The Caligari Experience by Compass
Silent-cinema classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari in triple screen panorama, with 3D projection-mapped scenery. Created through original techniques of handpainting, digitizing and animating, the show pulls the audience into its crooked and Gothic world. The cast perform by peopling the film’s streets and spaces with physical theatre, circus, dance and aerial pieces that extend and explore the films nuances.
Accompanied by the atmospheric soundscape of Minima’s avant-garde score, synthesising electric guitar, cello, bass and drums into a fusion that is at times psychedelic, with movements that are beautiful and haunting.